Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Constitution Does Not Apply In Chicago

The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the US Constitution is to be followed only in Washington DC because it's a federal jurisdiction.

Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Handguns in Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court has upheld ordinances barring the ownership of handguns in most cases in Chicago and suburban Oak Park.

The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday the Second Amendment guaranteeing the right to bear arms is not an adequate basis for lawsuits attacking local gun ordinances.

The National Rifle Associated argued the Second Amendment makes such ordinances unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court has ruled in a District of Columbia case that the Second Amendment entitles people to keep handguns at home for self protection. The appeals court upheld dismissal of the lawsuit on the ground that the District of Columbia, unlike Chicago and Oak Park, is a federal jurisdiction.


So now only DC has to ensure rights in the Constitution, those of us living in the rest of the country do not share their Constitutional protections.

Source.

7 comments:

Flavor Country said...

I don't get it Chuck. All the gang members have guns but the citizens?

I can tell you though, this is one law that I or none of my neighbors actually abides to. I have more than one here in the city, even my Grandma has one for herself.

DaBlade said...

Grandmas packing heat! I love that. You are right in ignoring any law that would endanger you and your family. This is not the first law that contradicts the constitution.

cube said...

Unbelievable. This is precisely why activist judges are such a threat to the average citizen.

shoprat said...

Even a thinking liberal (usually an oxymoron, but not always) who wrote columns for the Chicago Tribune admitted that there was no valid argument against the slogan When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. (It was William Raspberry.)

Miss T.C. Shore said...

The only other place on the planet that all of the Constitutional Rights seem to be guaranteed these days is at Guantanamo Bay.

mksviews said...

What about the right to free speech, are they saying that's only for DC too, after all if only the one applies to DC, why should the others?

The law, a effing joke if you ask me.

Chuck said...

Flavor, good for your grandmother. It is an interesting day when we have the criminals with guns and if you want to obey the law you will give up yours. I think SCOTUS will overturn it.

DaBlade, agreed

Cube, funny thing is 7th circuit usually isn't as bad

Shoprat, true

TC, it is an upside down world isn't it?

MK, actually, there are some in DC that free speech does only apply there